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Main Title Respiratory Health of School Children in Smelter Communities.
Author Dodge, Russell ;
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-806348; EPA-600/J-80-396;
Stock Number PB82-248006
Additional Subjects Respiratory diseases ; Children ; Air pollution ; Schools ; Arizona ; Asthma ; Signs and symptoms ; Sulfur dioxide ; Reprints ; Mexican Americans ; Particulates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-248006 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
This study compares the pulmonary function and prevalence of respiratory symptoms and disorders among school children living in smelter towns and other communities of Arizona. The rate of asthma was found to be significantly higher in whites than Mexican-Americans, although differences in related problems, such as wheezing, were not significant. When the subjects were grouped by area of residence, the children living in areas with relatively high particulate levels had significantly lower pulmonary function than children living in areas with low particulate levels. No relation between symptons or pulmonary function and sulfur dioxide levels observed.